Opinion: My Top 25 Gaming Box Arts

Box art is a key element towards a game’s marketing muscle; it was once upon a time a major indicator what a game might contain within, and is typically carefully designed to attract customers in through compelling artwork and strong character designs. Ideally. There are far too many examples of poorly executed box art, ones…

Music/Art – My Favorite Fan Art and Remix of 2017

I was going to do an elaborate awards post but on second thought it would mostly be Breath of the Wild so I’ll just focus on that in the second half of my Dual Life Perspective for the year (which I’ll try to get posted this week…those are always meaty posts to write). However, I…

Opinion: Five Ways – Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is easily my game of the year (and like the past decade), but it is not a perfect game through and through. If I had a seat at the design table, here’s five ways I would suggest getting it a little closer to that ideal: Increase enemy diversity….

Opinion: My Picks for the Best Legend of Zelda games!

All right, I’ve delved on Capcom properties long enough with this ranking business; time to tackle one very near and dear to me: Legend of Zelda. I’ve played the majority of the games to completion, and want to share what I feel are the five Zelda titles that best define the series as a whole….

Opinions: 2017 – A Dual Life Perspective (Part I)

Well, it’s July, so it’s time for me to reflect on the first half of 2017 both in the real and in the virtual. The real has been…well…fascinating? Certainly surreal. And hard. Where to even begin? Well, I suppose I’ll start with the biggest elephant in the room, which has been learning how to adapt…

Opinion: Critical Favorites – Wii U

As you might have guessed by my moving the NES and Super NES articles, I’m going to begin working on this series anew over here at LVLS. And it seems fitting to relaunch it with the unfortunate Wii U, a system that truly deserved better than the reality it got. I love the console. It’s…